Our new 038 236mm diesel block conversion allows direct fitment of a modern Mk4 engine to an earlier Mk1, 2 or 3. Add an early 16-valve head (for use gasoline fuel) and enjoy superior breathing at high revs or with forced induction. See our piston and connecting rods sections for more completion options.
While sharing lots of design DNA, early 16v engines (e.g. Mk1 - Mk2/3) differ from their younger cousins (e.g. Mk4). They use an intermediate shaft to drive the oil pump. Also, v-belts are used vs. the 06A/B motor's more convenient serpentine arrangement. The later model's water pump is internal vs. the older block's external system. Lastly,the modern blocks include a crank sensor. So, it's no longer necessary to add one for modern engine management. This package makes it a cinch to update an old generation chassis and to enjoy all the late model benefits.
Included in each kit are:
• Prepared engine block
• Custom front engine mount (Mk1 applications only)
• Special timing belt and tensioner
• Front and rear crank seals
• Updated oil filter flange
• Special ARP head studs
• Crankshaft and billet camshaft timing pulleys
• Water pump
• Water outlet
• Heater core pipe
• Appropriate steel head gasket any bore to 84.00mm*
*Bore and hone to any custom piston size is $50/.5 mm (50% off standard pricing)